Weekend Workshop in Louisville, KY

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To register by phone, call 281-466-2158. (all registration is on a first-come first-serve basis)


Yoga East Holiday Manor Studio, 2226 Holiday Manor Center, Louisville, KY 40222

Workshop Description:

Each day of my weekend workshops will have a similar structure, yet each class will have different information. In every workshop class, I will be emphasizing the fundamentals of the way that I practice hatha yoga as a path of spiritual unfoldment through positive mind-body discipline, technical postural alignment, and creative play.

Each of my weekend workshops in 2013 will contain classes on a postural sequence called, “The Roots,” which is designed to help tune the mind-body for any level of yoga student. Through The Roots practice I will present key focuses for the mind and the postural alignments within that amazing sequence. I will show that there are universal alignments and actions that can be applied to each pose which will open up the shoulders and hips specifically. All the poses are performed using universal principles of alignment, which help to avoid injuries and to make the poses particularly therapeutic and transformative. Also, the fundamentals of alignment technique which are universally applied to all poses, will tremendously advance any student’s knowledge of not only of hatha yoga, but of basic postural alignment in life.

The 55 base poses of the Roots are accessible by everyone from teenagers to 80-year olds, while 56 additional advanced poses will fully challenge all experienced and expert practitioners within a 2-hour workshop class. All the poses have stages and modifications so anyone can do The Roots practice, which is a well-rounded practice that includes some hand-balances, fundamental thigh stretches, backbends, some basic abdominal exercises, sitting forward bends, hip-openers, and twists.

With each day of the workshop, students will go deeper into The Roots sequence with more detail and sophistication, learning how to customize it and advance their own practice. Due to its diversity, ‘The Roots’ can be enjoyed by beginners and also challenge the most advanced practitioners.

Every weekend workshop will also incorporate pranayama and meditation for a well-rounded weekend of yoga practice.

Here is a write-up I did on The Roots… http://www.johnfriend.com/the-roots-practice/

Props: Feel free to bring your own yoga props. There will also be props at the studio for your use.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be awarded refunds, less a $25 cancellation fee, if they are outside of 48 hours of the workshop. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the workshop will not be refunded. You may substitute a friend in your place, but please let the party handling registration for the event know who is coming in your place.

No Recording Policy: No photographs, audio, or video may be taken or recorded at this event please.